This guy makes a point (Guardian comments)
I think the riots probably have more to do with the youth of today not having access to cricket on free-to-air television since it moved to Sky in 2005. It's the middle of the season, we have England surging to the top of the World Rankings and yet no one can watch it. Murdoch should be summoned before Parliament again.
Tongue in cheek comment but...
When I was their age I was busy watching Botham and Willis demolish the Aussies.
Brixton had gone up in smoke, Toxteth was kicking off and there were numerous little scuffles between NF fanboys and their opponents in smaller neighborhoods.
Rumour was that the Loughton and Grange Hill skins were going to come down our way and kick the shit out of the Jews.
My mate Dave had come round and we were ready for a phonecall to summon us to any flashpoint.
This had the potential to be a major ruck, we were nervous,and had the test on the radio to kill time.
Botham scored some quick runs with Dilley, then Willis and Botham started taking wickets.
We flicked on the TV, the streets were as empty as a Cup Final.
Neither side mobilised being too glued to the telly.